Ron Taube

If you’re seriously into bird watching, or just get out occasionally, this is the time of year that most bird watchers love the most – the spring migration. Anoka County has several parks that are good for bird watching, including the Coon Rapids Dam, Bunker Hills, Rum River Central, Mississippi West Regional Park and Lock County Park. All of these are going to be part of the Bird Watch Series that will be guided by Gary Swanson, the naturalist at the Coon Rapids Dam.

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If you’re at all interested in birds, or more specifically raptors, you should definitely see the Masters of the Sky program at the Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings. Every year at this time a traveling program from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Mo. comes to Minnesota with their raptors from all over the world and puts on a show unlike any other that you are likely to see.

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When the cold and snow comes in Minnesota and most birds have migrated you might wonder what birders do for fun? One of the answers to that question is to go to Aitkin County. Last week my friends Russ and Gary and myself did just that. Russ is a very good spotter and Gary is [...]

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I know that many people go to Nebraska on the sandy hills (hence the name) along the Platte River in the spring to see the Sandhill Crane migration, but I like to go to Crex-Meadows in the fall.

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Today I got an email that told me that two rare species of birds and one uncommon bird for this area were spotted down in Eden Prairie at Purgatory Creek Park.

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